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The Churchills: In Love and War

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The first Duke of Marlborough (1650-1722) was a soldier of such genius that a lavish palace, Blenheim, was built to honor his triumphs. Succeeding generations of Churchills sometimes achieved distinction but also included profligates and womanizers, and were saddled with the ruinous upkeep of Blenheim. The family fortunes were revived in the nineteenth century by the huge dowries of New York society beauties Jennie Jerome (Winston's mother) and Consuelo Vanderbilt (wife to Winston's cousin).Mary S. Lovell brilliantly recounts the triumphant political and military campaigns, the construction of great houses, the domestic tragedies, and the happy marriage of Winston to Clementine Hosier set against the disastrous unions of most of his family, which ended in venereal disease, papal annulment, clinical depression, and adultery.The Churchills were an extraordinary family: ambitious, impecunious, impulsive, brave, and arrogant. Winston recently voted The Greatest Briton dominates them all. His failures and triumphs are revealed in the context of a poignant and sometimes tragic private life.

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"Intelligent and well-written. . . . Lovell weaves together all the anecdotes so seamlessly, and it's such fun to read."--Wendy Smith, Los Angeles Times

Synopsis:

The First Duke of Marlborough (1650-1722) was a soldier of such genius that a lavish palace, Blenheim, was built to honor his triumphs. Succeeding generations of Churchills sometimes achieved distinction but also included profligates and womanizers and were saddled with the ruinous upkeep of Blenheim. The Churchills were an extraordinary family: ambitious, impecunious, impulsive, brave, and arrogant. Winston Churchill--recently voted "the Greatest Briton"--dominates them all. His failures and his triumphs are revealed here in the context of his poignant and sometimes tragic private life.

About the Author

Mary S. Lovell's best-selling biographies include Straight on Till Morning (Beryl Markham) and The Sisters (the Mitford family). She lives in England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393342253
Author:
Lovell, Mary S
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Lovell, Mary S.
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
32 pages of illustrations
Pages:
672
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , "Intelligent and well-written. . . . Lovell weaves together all the anecdotes so seamlessly, and it's such fun to read."--Wendy Smith, Los Angeles Times
"Synopsis" by , The First Duke of Marlborough (1650-1722) was a soldier of such genius that a lavish palace, Blenheim, was built to honor his triumphs. Succeeding generations of Churchills sometimes achieved distinction but also included profligates and womanizers and were saddled with the ruinous upkeep of Blenheim. The Churchills were an extraordinary family: ambitious, impecunious, impulsive, brave, and arrogant. Winston Churchill--recently voted "the Greatest Briton"--dominates them all. His failures and his triumphs are revealed here in the context of his poignant and sometimes tragic private life.
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